Socio-Psychological Problems of Working Women in Service Sector: Field Study of Mansa and Sri Muktsar Sahib Districts of Punjab
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The growth and progress of any society is not possible without the equal participation of women in familial, social and economic activities. In developing countries, like India, women are playing traditional roles and dependent upon their spouses for their economic necessity. By getting the higher education they are coming out and participating in the world of professions. Theyare participating in organized or service sectors. In the present research work, problems of working women in familial, social, psychological, and economical spheres have been identified through primary data collection. To identify their social-psychological problems in service sector, primary data have been collected from women, who are working in education, health and banking sectors. Data have been collected from working women from two districts Mansa and Sri Muktsar Sahib of Punjab, through the medium of well-structured interview schedule and questionnaire. Results of the primary work revealed that working women from these two districts are facing socio-psychological problems while balancing the dual (work and family) life. Their problems are the result of the dual expectations (one side by family and other side by office sphere) and dual responsibilities. At some point of their life, they faced a disturbed, stressful mental and physical status. Unmarried Working women are playing the role of financial supporter for their families.Working vi mothers are facing childcare issues. They felt bad for avoiding families for work and avoiding work assignment due to family responsibilities. By getting proper cooperation from family and colleagues working women can easily avoid the sociopsychological stresses.